This is a half-term undergraduate course in applied macroeconomics. We will combine theory, history, and statistics, focusing on outstanding historical episodes from the United States. Probable topics are the Great Depression; fundamental and non-fundamental approaches to the stock market; consumer confidence; oil and the macroeconomy; gold and silver standards; and inflation, hyperinflation, stagflation, and disinflation. Some attention will be devoted to the current financial crisis and its macroeconomic effects. The prerequisite is ECON 102. Students who have taken ECON 412 may not elect this section.